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Rocket Software, Inc. has announced the availability of 30 free open source tools and languages for IBM z Systems mainframes that allow programmers to work on mainframe computers without knowing COBOL or assembly language. These ported versions of popular development tools and programming languages have been modified to operate on IBM z13 and z13s systems, allowing developers to take advantage of mainframe programs and applications. All 30 open source tools and languages are available to customers running z/OS, and are supported on z/OS 1.12 and above…

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Well, another SHARE is in the books and SHARE Atlanta 2016 offered some cool surprises.

In addition to the unexpected placement of a transparent z13 in the center of the hall, the SHARE “Hack-a-thon” drew heavy participation and even more attention and the vaunted Redbooks team opened their kimono and allowed attendees to help write a new IBM Redbook in real-time…

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Syncsort has announced it will be delivering the latest capabilities in its industry-leading data integration software, DMX-h v9, in Chinese and Japanese to support growing demand for big data analytics in the Asia Pacific (APAC). The new capabilities allow organizations to access and integrate enterprise-wide data streams on single servers or with Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, where customers can then leverage advanced analytics for competitive advantage, on-premise and in the cloud…

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Rocket Software, Inc. announced that Rocket D3 has received the Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Award for “Best MultiValue Database.” Rocket D3 and the other award winners will be featured in a special section of the August edition of DBTA Magazine, and at www.DBTA.com, reaching over 300,000 IT and business professionals across North America…

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Syncsor has tapped Bob Bies to join its executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Bob has multi-faceted financial experience, including 20+ years in CFO roles, driving big successes with venture capital and private equity-backed, technology-based, B2B growth businesses. As CFO, he will lead Syncsort’s finance, legal and corporate development teams to help build on the success of Syncsort’s aggressive growth strategy…

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You don't have to know COBOL to work in big iron. APIs open up mainframing to anyone with coding skills.

A few weeks ago I found myself in a meeting with the technical team at a major investment company that uses mainframes to support the massive amounts of data they work with every day. I spend just about all of my time talking with mainframers, but this conversation took a bit of an odd twist: they wanted to talk about application programming interfaces (APIs)…

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